Exotic and delicious, the Fuyu Persimmon is a lesser known tree, whose fruit was aptly nicknamed "the fruit of the Gods" by the Greeks.
Rich both in color and in flavor, the deep orange exterior seems to add to the fruit's sweetness.
The Fuyu is firm, softening and sweetening to a jelly-like consistency once fully ripe. Resembling a miniature pumpkin, this succulent fruit with a honey-like sweetness will fit in the palm of your hand.
Although not widely known, the Fuyu Persimmon is the most popular of its breed, accounting for 80 percent of all persimmon sales commercially. That's probably because its unique sweetness puts the Fuyu in a class by itself.
A diverse fruit because of its distinct sweetness, Fuyu can be sliced and eaten with lime juice, used in an Autumn Salad or as a cereal topping and is commonly used to make homemade salsa.
This incredible little fruit is only limited by the harvester's imagination.